Larus delawarensis, 2 color drawings

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The folder contains 2 color illustrations of Larus delawarensis. The color illustration created by Robert Ridgway documents a female specimen in winter plumage. The sketch was made from the fresh specimen, killed at Pyramid Lake, Nevada, and shows exact colors of life. Illustration includes specimen number. The color illustration dated October 1884 by unknown author (C.C.N.) documents a juvenile female specimen from Florida. The illustration indicates it is drawn to natural size.

Date Range


Start Date

Nov 30, 1867

End Date

Sep 30, 1884

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Pyramid Lake
  • Florida


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA RU007215

Collection name

Collected Notes, Lists, and Catalogs on Birds, 1839, 1849-1851, 1855-1987

Physical Description

2 illustrations

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 7 Folder 10